Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence

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Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence 2018-08-16T17:29:27+00:00

In the news: New Community Health Programs Offered at UH Maui College – 7/22/2015

Register now for Fall 2018! Download our flyer here.

Mahalo to the practitioners, community leaders, and students who made our Community Health Worker training videos possible!

 

Are you:

The person in your family who helps others access care and services?

Someone who cares about the health of your community and the people in it?

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted member of the community, and a valuable member of a healthcare or social services team. Also known as outreach workers or navigators, CHWs provide education and care coordination. They serve as a bridge, helping to improve access to services and ensure services are culturally appropriate. CHWs help others take action to improve their health and the health of their communities.

Get your credential in under one year

You can complete a Community Health Worker Certificate of Competence in as few as two semesters, or go at your own pace. The certificate includes five courses (15 credits), with 2-3 courses offered each Fall, and 2-3 courses offered each Spring. 

Convenient scheduling

All classes are held in the evenings, and distance learning options are available most semesters.  We are an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Nationally and locally recognized core competencies

All courses, including a hands-on internship, are designed to prepare you to work in community health and social service settings. You’ll gain the core skills needed to connect with people and promote healthy communities.

Get ready for Fall!  Registration is open now.

Schedule of classes:

  • HSER 101: Community Health Worker Fundamentals: Mondays 6-8:45 pm
  • HSER 140: Introduction to Counseling & Interviewing: Wednesdays 6-8:45 pm
  • HSER 194/294: Work Practicum – Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5:15 pm[This section is full.] -OR- Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm
Are you interested in hosting a practicum student (intern)?

CHW students need to face real-world challenges and interact with diverse populations. These experiences are critical to each student’s education.  Practicum students join your organization for 200 hours over one semester, and require a minimum of one hour of supervision per week.

Are you interested in supporting the CHW program?

Please contact us for information on the following opportunities:

  • Share information about your organization as a guest speaker or panelist
  • Host a practicum student
  • Sponsor students through scholarships or tuition reimbursement